Britt’s Picks – Road Trip Travel Essentials.

IMG_3978 I love a good road trip.  I love seeing roads I’ve never seen before and observing different landscapes as you pass through.  This past weekend, we headed up to Valley Springs for a family get together and to head to a fund raiser involving large rescue entertainment animals (post coming soon!).  While I was packing, I realized I’ve gotten quite good at throwing a weekend bag together for a road trip so I wanted to share my list of essentials in case you need one in a pinch.

Packing List:

Mexican-blanket I purchased a blanket while I was in Cabo that I bring everywhere with me.  It’s the best versatile blanket.  I’ve used it to sit on, wrap around me at a bonfire, and even to cover things up in my car if I need to run into a store.

Contigo-AUTOSEAL-Cortland-Family Re-fillable water bottle.  Whenever I stop, I re-fill from the water spout on the fountain soda machine.

universal-mini-usb-plug-in-car-charger-black-d Universal USB phone charger for the car.  I found one of these at Walgreen’s and it’s been a lifesaver for when my phone battery runs low from using directions on my phone on a long road trip.  Which also brings the good point, don’t forget your charger(s)!

inflatable-pillow-red_1 Inflatable travel pillow if you have room.  It saves your neck if you are napping while not driving.

IMG_3920 I’m a fan of layers as well.  I prefer having a layer for any type of weather and mix and matching throughout my trip.

Other forget-me-nots: travel hairbrush, a few hair ties, mini dry shampoo bottle, some thick socks, a good pair of leggings, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, good playlist (my latest favorite album is Glitterbug by the Wombats), camera, and some snacks.

Some of the best parts of a road trip are just enjoying the journey so don’t forget to pull over every now and then and enjoy your favorite new and/or old places 🙂

{{ Photos by: Roberto Jimenez }}

Traveling Forget Me Nots

We’ve been on the go A LOT this past month or two and there are some things that are must pack items.  We thought we’d share these things in case you have any trips coming up and need an easy check list of the random things that will screw you if you forget!

1. Eye Drops

(Being so high up in the air can really dry out your eyes so keeping this with you will help to ensure that you can keep your eyes open long enough to scout all the hotties on the plane)

2. Snack Bars

(You don’t want to turn into a crazy hungry person while you are squished in between two people on a place. And also bring an empty water canteen, I fill these up at the airport to save money)

3. Scarf/Beanie 

(Like these ones because you can also use them as a blanket- but leave the creepy mannequin at home)

4. Valuables

(This may seem like a no brainer but we have friends who have packed their laptops, cameras, etc in their checked baggage.  I’m not willing to risk it and you shouldn’t either!)

5. A cell phone charger

(Carry this one because you may run out of battery on the plane and then not be able to contact whoever may be picking you up)

6. Reading Glasses

(I don’t wear contacts, only glasses, but I’ve heard they get extremely uncomfortable when flying so bring your back up glasses.  Oh yeah and make ’em cute ones, you never know what kind of babes you will be sitting next to on the plane.)

When packing for the holidays, we like to be prepared because things get crazy as it is.  We hope this list will help you when preparing to travel next time.  Writing out a list is always helpful when preparing for a trip.  Crossing things off is a good feeling of accomplishment before you’ve even begun your journey!